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News, announcements, posts, and updates that inform ongoing creation and maintenance of accessible learning environments for every student.
Posted on March 12, 2019

Changes to Lending Library Procedure

As a way to improve the loaning process, laminated components lists will now be added to each lending library device. Previously, the components list was emailed as part of the confirmation of an order.

Posted on February 25, 2019

Estimation Clipboard Tool for Math Teachers

Steve Wyborney, the creator of the Splat series, is back with another great tool for mathematics teachers. His Estimation Clipboard series includes 40 lessons that each include four highly similar images. Each image provides an invitation to estimate.

Posted on February 8, 2019

Accessibility Training Available as Lawsuits Continue

Over the past several years, all school districts in the state had complaints filed against their websites with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

Posted on January 30, 2019

New Lending Library Item: UbiDuo 2 Wireless

UbiDuo 2 is a communication solution for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Use it to facilitate face-to-face communication between deaf/hard-of-hearing and hearing people.

Posted on January 7, 2019

January Assistive Technology (AT) Journey Symposium Update

In November, Mike Marotta and Carolyn O’Hearn visited with three intermediate school districts to kick start the AT Journey. There were great discussions about AT consideration, AT in the individualized education program (IEP), capacity building, and exploration of tools.

Posted on December 20, 2018

Assistive Technology (AT) Handbook for Professional Educators - Peer Review Opportunity

The AT Guidelines Task Force, a volunteer effort of AT professionals across Michigan, has drafted the first edition of an AT handbook for educators. The handbook is based on a review of AT research literature, guidelines, and current practices across the United States.

Posted on November 28, 2018

Accessible Materials Made Right (AMMR) is now online!

You can access all seven of the AMMR modules through EduPaths. Each module builds on previous ones. Modules include accessibility matters; the basics; and in-depth looks at Word, PowerPoint, and Acrobat Pro.

Posted on November 15, 2018
Posted on November 9, 2018

2019 Michigan Statistics Poster Competition

This competition is sponsored by the Department of Statistics and the Regional Math and Science Center at Grand Valley State University with support from the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics. All students in grades K-12 residing in Michigan are eligible to participate.

Posted on November 5, 2018

November Assistive Technology (AT) Journey Symposium Update

We have officially started on the AT Journey! Mike Marotta, ATP (Assistive Technology Professional) and the AT team are traveling to the upper peninsula and western lower peninsula for the first two face-to-face days at the end of October and beginning of November.

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